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Kennel and Dog House set up

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by BoogiemanBlood, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. Julez

    Julez Big Dog

    In one of your pics, there is some PVC piping.. is this something you made for food?? (Just curious.. )
     
  2. jonad

    jonad Pup

    I like the idea of the bricks under the dog house. I really want to do some kennels that are half and half. half concrete and half dirt. the idea being that they will poop on the concrete for easy spray off, but who can get a pit to do what you want. Sounds like a nice plan to try though. We have a little 7mth old female who has wiggled and worked the wire from two different crates to escape. then she eats everything in site. She is definatly an outside chain spot dog for sure.
     
  3. cliffdog

    cliffdog Top Dog

    Dirt is better for their joints and whatnot, better for them to lay on. Might be interesting to see.
     
  4. ElJay

    ElJay Premium Member Premium Member

    Here's mine:

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    i have fencing covering the top too. it's smaller than what i'd like (i'd rather have a 10x10) but it was a free kennel. i only have one dog actually living with me full time right now, so i get to take him out for walks and work everyday. he's pretty happy. i'd rather use a chain set-up, but that's not possible where i live now.

    oh, and ignore all the ice pellets, we'd just had a hail storm
     
  5. Kruger

    Kruger Pup

    Why not try a thick rubber layer over concrete finishing outside of the pen so no edges to chew on? Easily pressure hosed ?
     
  6. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Chihuahua Premium Member

    You stole my square block flooring idea Minge LOL
     
  7. cliffdog

    cliffdog Top Dog

    Options Plus has some interesting kennel flooring but damn it cost more than a kennel!
     
  8. bumper

    bumper Pup

    nice pup eljaybee
     
  9. SENIOR DRAGON

    SENIOR DRAGON Big Dog

    EACH KENNEL HAS ITS OWN DRAIN AND WATER SUPPLY. ALL KENNEL'S ARE 10' X 10' AND ARE COVERED BY A HEAVY DUTY SCREEN WHICH BLOCKS OFF 75% OF THE SUN. ALL DOG HOUSE'S ARE DOUBLED WALLED AN ARE INSULATED AND KEPT OFF THE FLOOR. IN BETWEEN THE KENNELS IS A 8' x 20' CABLE SYSTEM WHICH HAS PEA GRAVEL AS THE BASE FOR THE DOGS TO BE ON. ALSO NOT SHOWN ON THE PICTURES ARE 4x4 WOOD PLATFORMS FOR THE DOGS TO LAY ON.

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    ALL PUPPIES ARE KEPT ON OUR 4' X 10' ABOVE GROUND KENNELS WHILE THEY ARE BEING WEANED AWAY FROM THERE MOTHER. PUPS ARE KEPT HERE FROM THE AGES OF 3 WEEKS TILL THEY ARE READY TO GO TO THERE NEW HOMES.

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  10. ElJay

    ElJay Premium Member Premium Member

    LOL @ Minge! and yeah, those blocks sure do make things a hell of a lot easier to clean up. i have a long-handled scrub brush that i use to scrub them off about once a week or so as needed. otherwise, i just pick up the shit every day. super easy.

    thank ya!
     
  11. ElJay

    ElJay Premium Member Premium Member

    very nice set-up SD! i like those ground kennels a lot. expensive as shit tho. i see you have some of those pre-made hunting dog houses, how you like those things? i had thought about buying some at one time. do you like those better than your wooden ones?
     
  12. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    its the best dog house IMO. if you live in the colder areas these dog houses allow your dog to be very comfortable. the heater is only for when it gets in the negatives. thats the only time i will turn it on. last year we had a blizzard with wind chills down to -25 and in that house with the heater on it was no joke about 50-60 degrees.

    i never had the dog try to chew on the house or anything either. the parts that are most likely to get chewed on are made to stop chewing. the top of the house the cover is also strong enough for a averaged size man to stand on w/out it caving in. the dog relaxes on the top of the house in the summer.

    just to add the metal dog entrance that blocks the wind and keeps the water out is what really makes the k9 condo. with out that entrance the house wouldn't be half of what it is.
    if your thinking of getting one you wouldnt be upset you bought it. the ease of lifting off the top cover to clean the inside out is really handy. try it out and youd be glad you bought it.
     
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  13. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    im using 24inX24in pavers also eljay. its a cheap alternative to laying down concrete. im happy with it.
     
  14. SENIOR DRAGON

    SENIOR DRAGON Big Dog

    Eljaybee I had those dog houses for awhile now and like it a lot. But the dog house I made do the same just and they're alot cheaper. The only up keep I do every year is paint them.
    Thanks IBK
     
  15. hardluck

    hardluck Banned

    it is very expensive, i wouldn't mind buying the kit for the barrel houses its alot cheaper. http://www.gundogsupply.com/k9kodoghowib.html . these are very nice also. i had other dog houses in the past, but im a fan of the door entrances on these houses more than anything. it really does the job
     
  16. ElJay

    ElJay Premium Member Premium Member

    thanks for the info Hardluck and SD. it's a rare day that it gets in the negatives here. hasn't all winter, now it's 75 here today. so a house without the heater would prolly work well for me. hell, the Igloo in my picture has worked pretty well, lol. but thankfully my guy is not a chewer. i will def have to give one of those pre-made houses a try tho when i feel like spending some cash...
     
  17. Bluedog

    Bluedog Big Dog

    awesome stuff, guys :)
     
  18. Lee Robinson

    Lee Robinson Big Dog

    It is...but I only use it OCCASIONALLY...such as if we have pups and they are beginning to get aggressive for food OR if I am going out of town for a more than one night...which hasn't happened in years. Dogs are major responsibility.

    I do however prefer a well designed kennel over a properly set up chain...but I use both...as properly designed kennels are rather expensive.
     
  19. cody1921

    cody1921 Pup

    Re: Set-up for an escape artist...

    how much did the gravel cost and how much did you get
     
  20. really nice set up. Do the dogs chew the 2 by 4's
     

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